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Green business: Ella's Kitchen

Eifion Rees

21st December, 2010

Organic baby food company Ella's Kitchen is already big in the UK and Scandinavia, and now aiming to crack the US. Co-founder Alison Lindley discusses the difficulties of keeping it green during a period of meteoric growth more...
By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...

Revealed: the glyphosate research the GM soy lobby doesn't want you to read

Claire Robinson

24th November, 2010

Andres Carrasco's research linking a controversial herbicide with birth defects highlighted the potential health dangers posed by GM crop-spraying in Argentina – and led to violence and intimidation for those behind the study more...

Green business: Lush

Eifion Rees

17th November, 2010

Cosmetics company Lush is a zero-packaging pioneer on the high street. In the first of our new 'Green business' series, founder Mark Constantine discusses gourmet consumerism, dream factories and why his ethical creation is a work in progress more...

Bush-meat demand fuelling secretive trade in Guinea-Bissau's primates

Dearbhla Crosse

29th September 2010

Logging, mining and agriculture are opening up Guinea-Bissau's once intact forests to the ravages of the bush-meat trade, an Ecologist investigation finds more...
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Special report: Horrific bush-meat trade stalks Guinea-Bissau

Dawn Starin

29th September 2010

In a remarkable and harrowing dispatch from Guinea-Bissau, Dawn Starin reports how logging, mining and agriculture are opening up the country's once intact forests to the ravages of the growing bush-meat trade, threatening some of the country's most enigmatic monkey species more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Starting a business has never been so liberating...

Tom Hodgkinson

25 August 2010

Find the hidden entrepreneur in you to free yourself from slavery to corporate and state authority, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
Molly Scott Cato

Forget the 'big society'; we just need a co-operative one

Molly Scott Cato

16th August, 2010

Claims that we need a 'big society' to fix our 'broken' one are just Victorian throwbacks - we have the business tools to survive; we just need a co-operative attitude to go with them more...
Green handshake

UK businesses call for compulsory carbon reporting

Ecologist

28th July, 2010

BT, Aviva and Microsoft among host of big corporations urging the Government to make reporting on carbon emissions a legal requirement by the end of 2010 more...
thermostat

Greening my office: I got them to switch the heating off!

Sylvia Sunshine

9th July, 2010

Sylvia scores her first eco success - persuading her sceptical boss that heating an unoccupied portion of the office is a terrible waste of resources more...
Dan Box

Stop the big pubcos taxing our local pubs out of existence

Dan Box

7th June, 2010

Pubs are closing everywhere, and in many cases there's a simple reason behind the shuttering of the local... more...
Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier

20th May, 2010

Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints more...

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Lab grown meat: a low-fat, low-carbon, cruelty-free future?

Matilda Lee

6th April, 2010

The technology isn't fully developed yet, but when meat really can be grown in a lab it's going to turn all our arguments about carnivorous diets on their heads... more...
Dan Box

I've picked 5 good firms; 5 bad. Who will do best?

Dan Box

2nd April, 2010

Dan launches a highly unscientific experiment to track the financial fortunes of five green companies, and five less-than-green... more...
Sow in a stall

Label EU pork: 'offspring of a sow in a crate'

Tracy Worcester

26th January, 2010

Simply labelling pig meat products with their country of origin won't change consumer behaviour. Telling people how it was produced just might more...
A sausage

Walls sausages reluctant to come clean on origin of pork

Ecologist

26th January, 2010

Owner of Walls, Mattessons and Richmond sausage brands says telling public where meat comes from would 'add cost' and 'jeopardise our brand positioning' more...

GRAPHIC: What business wants in Copenhagen

Ecologist

10th December, 2009

Copenhagen is awash with lobbyists of all creeds and colours, but those representing big business interests have more power than most. Here are their demands... more...
Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
The Santarem Cargill compound is surrounded by guards during a protest

CASE STUDY: fighting food multinationals in South America

Polly Cook

19th June, 2009

In the Brazilian town of Santarem, one brave priest is the only thing standing between multi-national grain trader Cargill and the rest of the Amazon more...
Big lemon bus driver

CASE STUDY: starting a local biofuel bus service

Jan Goodey

1st October, 2008

Crude oil may be running out, but Brighton's transport revolution is powering up. Jan Goodey meets Tom Druitt, the driving force behind the Big Lemon Bus more...
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Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...

The 300-350 Show: "Our climate is not your business!"

Phil England

5th November, 2009

Climate Radio turns its focus on the actions of big business and asks why we need to stop them stopping climate action more...
Green handshake

How can we tell which companies are really green?

David Ord

6th October, 2009

Green claims are everywhere: surely there must be some simple way of measuring exactly what impact a company is having on the climate? more...
A field of wheat

EU must act against Cargill says watchdog

Ecologist

24th September, 2009

US company has too much influence over market and is partly to blame for recent high food prices more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Botswana admits bushmen were evicted for diamond mine

Ecologist

19th August, 2009

Official admits government cut off water supply to force Bushmen out of the Central Kalahri Game Reserve more...

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